May 23, 2010

Congratulations Rita's Gino!

Rita's Gino found his forever home today with Cathy and Steve B. and their golden girl, Bailey. His journey has been a long one from the trauma of losing his eye due to an unknown incident while in Taiwan to the adjustments of the sights and sounds of Southern California. Surprisingly, this happy boy with a joyful spirit has been guided by his own desire to love and be loved and of course access to numerous tennis balls which he so enjoys!

Cathy and Steve saw Gino on the website and felt drawn to him despite what many others saw as a handicap...which couldn't be more farther from the truth. They instantly took to Gino and he to them as if it was always meant to be. It is adopters like this that inspire us all with the true meaning of rescue.

Gino thanks many folks who embraced him along his journey to his forever home including:
  • Rita and MJ for their devotion and healing resources in their rescue of this special boy 
  • Barbara D. and the Welcome Waggin Crew for Project Taiwan for welcoming him to his true home here in the US
  • Sandy D. and her walking crew of volunteers at Culver Palms for caring for Gino during his initial arrival
  • And a HUGE thank you to Deanna & Rich K., their boys and golden for fostering and loving him as their own for 2 months. Without devoted fosters, we simply couldn't do what is possible for goldens like Gino.
Big props to Barbara R. and her dog, Woody, and Pat C. who drove over an hour to do the homevisit  this morning so that a meeting could be possible mid-day with Gino. We truly appreciate going above and beyond to help Gino start his new forever life today!

Congratulations Gino! We look forward to updates of your new adventures with your family.